Good afternoon everyone
It’s August already! Wow! Life at College continues to be busy, with many of the Winter sports coming to an end soon and leading into playoffs and finals.
The great feeling in Julius remains strong. Over the past few weeks we have continued to do well in the various House Sports competitions, with plenty of students representing us strongly. It’s great to see so many young guys volunteering for different activities, and trying things out.
I also hear that we have been very heavily over-subscribed for next year, with a large number of next year’s Year Nine students requesting to come into our House. Unfortunately we cannot take them all, but it is great to see that we remain one of the most preferred Houses.
Over the next few weeks I will be meeting all of the Senior students on an individual basis, to check in with them and see how they are tracking for NCEA, and get their thoughts on what they will do next year.
And I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at a couple of upcoming events!
First, we have the annual House Play competition. This is always a great night, and a great showcase of our dramatic talent. Julius House will be performing on Monday 13th August, in the Assembly Hall. As usual, we will provide drinks and nibbles beforehand in the House for any parents who want to come in early and say hi. Drinks start at 5pm, the House Plays start at 6:30pm. Don’t miss this excellent evening!
The other key event this term is the annual Julius House quiz. Apparently this was a great night last year, so we are hoping to have as many of you there as possible. It will be held on Wednesday 19th September in the Chapman Room here at College, beginning at 7pm sharp. Please feel free to come in from 6:30pm onwards, and we will have drinks and soft drinks available. We will also provide nibbles and savouries from about 8pm. This event involves students and parents, and is therefore a whole of house celebration. More details to come, but please bookmark this date in your diary.
Otherwise, please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any thoughts or queries, or would just like to chat!